Ref: Examiner(s) Comments in the Examination Report Dated: 15.11.2012 in the context of Patent Application No. 2690/MUM/2010 at CGPDTM

1. Relevant Extract of CGPDTM Examination report

Based on search conducted in TKDL database the Examiner concluded:


The subject matter of claims does not constitute an invention u/s 2(1) (j) of the Patents Act, 1970, as the claim 1 is not new and claims 1 to 9 do not involve inventive step in view of the disclosures in following prior published document:

D1: TKDL (CSIR): SK02/99 ?Sarva Noi Hara Chanda Maarutha Chendhuram?, Abdulla Sahib, Anuboga Vaithiya Navaneetam, Pub: Palani Thandayuthapani Devasthanam Publications, Directorate of Indian systems of Medicine, Chennai (1975), pages 121-122.

D1 discloses the therapeutic composition/formulation comprising Terminalia chebula as one of the ingredient for the treatment of inflammation and arthritis. Therefore, claim 1 is not new. Also, the person skilled in the art can obviously combine this with any other herbs as used in the present invention herbal composition for treatment of those diseases. Therefore, the composition claimed in claims 2 to 8 and process claimed in claim 9 is lacking in inventive step.”

Full examination report can be referred at 2690-MUM-2010.pdf

2. Outcomes of Examination Report

As the outcome of TKDL references and other documents cited in examination report, the Application is Abandoned U/S 21(1).